Rangers' Adrian Sampson: Takes loss, pitches well
Sampson (0-1) allowed one run on two hits and one walk while striking out two over five innings in a loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
Sampson was a hard-luck loser as the Rangers were shut down by a parade of Angels relievers -- it wasn't until the eighth inning that the Rangers recorded their first hit. The right-hander threw mostly sinkers and mixed in a changeup and slider in what was his second career major-league start. The 26-year-old made his first start back in 2016, but suffered a flexor tendon injury in his right arm while warming up for his second and has spent two years trying to get back to the majors. He doesn't have overpowering stuff, but for a team that will have four openings in its rotation to fill next spring, Sampson has put himself into the mix with Tuesday's effort. His next start will come Monday at home against Tampa Bay.
Fantasy Baseball Today Newsletter
You're destined to gain an edge over your friends with advice from the award-winning FBT crew.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
At a time when position scarcity is supposed to be on the outs, second base is surprisingly...
With the 2018 season drawing to a close, Scott White considers which pitchers and hitters might...
You'll find two-start pitcher rankings here, but Scott White says they may not be of as much...
Final week means starting lineups that are less rigid than ever, but Scott White has found...
A Tigers rookie makes his presence known while Luke Voit continues to power up for the Yankees....
First base may not be as loaded with studs as in years past, but it's certainly not lacking...